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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Norwegian Style Dinner

 Good morning,

It's fun to take turns cooking here.  This was Daddy's turn to make something "Norski."  This is pork "meat cakes," potatoes, smashed peas, and carrots.  Very basic.  Very Norski.

It was yummy!

Thanks, Honey,


Saturday, November 27, 2021

I Don't Always Sit in Daddy's Chair...

 Elsa:  I don't always sit in Daddy's chair, but when I do...

 ...I usually fall asleep.

Friday, November 26, 2021

It's Black Friday and Santa is Shopping!

 Good morning,

Today is traditionally the beginning of Christmas Shopping Season so is called "Black Friday."  

The term "Black Friday" referred to the day of the year that many small merchants went "into the black" in their accounting records after a year of struggling to make sales.  Now, however, it seems Christmas gift advertising begins earlier and earlier every year especially from the large chain stores.

We will be doing much of our holiday shopping on line.  In fact, that handsome Santa in today's picture is doing his shopping on his phone from the comfort of his recliner.  He has already received his custom order hat from me. My Santa Viking especially likes my hand knit Intarsia Scandinavian/Nordic Knit hats. 

Happy Shopping!


FYI - If you like that hat:  There are similar hats in the shop ready to ship.  Each of the hat designs is one of a kind.


We hope you'll come see us for your Christmas shopping!
We have no Supply Chain problems here.


Original and Traditional Hand Crafted in the USA Designs


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you enjoy a wonderful day of thanks with your family and friends.





Wednesday, November 24, 2021

More Mums

 Good morning,

Our daughter, Catherine, brought these pretty mums home after a recent dog show at our local AKC dog club.  The mums were purchased to be part of the backdrop for pictures of the pups.  I've potted them in a pot that will be part of the patio garden.

So pretty!  Thank you, Catherine.

Love you,


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

High Level Job

 Good morning,

Painting our home is definitely a high level job.  This is scaffolding on the side of the house.  The white wall is finished now, but it's time to paint the blue window trim on this side and the back of the house.  Also, the columns on the front are yet to be painted.

It's getting cold here.  I hope this can be finished before severe winter weather arrives.

Happy Fall!


Monday, November 22, 2021

Fungus Among Us

 Good morning,

The most simple things can be so very pretty, can't they.  When I see such pretty colors together, I see ideas for needlework projects.

Picture credit goes to our daughter, Catherine, who sent this one from our friend Erica's property.

Happy Fall,